Posts Tagged ‘cocktails’

Hot Tips Tuesday: Bitters

June 18, 2013

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Flying can wreck havoc with your digestive system. Something about the pressurized cabin and not being very mobile for hours on end can cause a little pressure inside your own cabin, if you get my drift.

Why didn’t I know about this trick a few years ago, when my seatmate on an overnight transcontinental flight announced they probably shouldn’t have snacked on prunes before traveling? Just for the record, they were right!
Anyways, it’s never too late to know about a natural solution for a natural, yet unpleasant problem.

Bitters! Yes, that bartender’s ingredient of choice for making cocktails also relieves tummy issues. According to the Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, bitter foods stimulate the release of digestive enzymes.

A few drops taken on the tongue or in a glass of water should do the trick. Of course a Manhattan can do the trick as well!

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Cocktail Couture

June 13, 2013

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Las Vegas is known for it’s nightlife, and high rollers are often open to paying very high prices. But paying $2000 for a cocktail? Crazy!!!

Light, a new nightclub in the Mandalay Bay Hotel, has some seriously pricey cocktails on the menu. Today, one of our must read websites,

The Daily Meal secured the recipes, and broke down the cost of making the drinks.

This drink, dubbed The City of Lights, sells for $1500:

1 ounce of Hennessy Paradis Imperial (700 milliliters for $2,221.64) = $93.86

1 ounce Bulleit Rye (750 milliters for $23.99) = $0.95

1 ounce Cocchi Barolo Chinato (500 milliliters for $46.99) = $2.78

½ ounce Benedictine (750 milliliters for $31.99) = $0.63

3 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters (10 ounces for $14.99) = $0.12

3 dashes Angostura Bitters (4 ounces for $12.75) = $0.29

Stir, strain over diamond ice (or, ice shaped like diamonds)

Garnish with orange peel

Total: $98.63

My Cherry Amour, is on the menu for $2000:

1 ½ ounce Grey Goose Cherry Noir (750 milliliters for $29.98) = $1.77

¾ ounce Grand Marnier Cherry (750 milliliters for $42.99) = $1.20

¾ ounce fresh lemon juice

2 ounces Dom Perignon Rosé (750 milliliters for $7,635.54) = $602.16

Garnish with Luxardo Cherry and lemon twist

Total: $605.13

Even with such luxe ingredients, the markup on these cocktails is outrageous.  Yet, we somehow think they will appeal to the affluent party set who will spend anything for a good time. Only in Vegas…Cheers!

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